Jul 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
the country. >> reporter: record setting heat matt big apple broil. >> this is not hot. it's fire. >> reporter: new york central park hit a new record at 102 degrees. the record highs meant record demand for power. con ed used voice mails to ask customers to conserve. >> turn off noncritical electric equipment such as televisions, computer, micro wafrks washer, dryers, air conditioners. >> reporter: across the river in new jersey, things were even hotter. newark hit a record 108. >> it's too much. too hot. what are you going to do? just got to deal with it. >> reporter: thousands dealt with blazing temperatures by hitting the jersey shore. the water was refreshing. but the sand was blistering. >> oh, it's brutal. the heat is brutal. >> reporter: millions suffered with brutal heat friday from sterling, virginia all the way to boston. portland, maine hit 100 degrees for the first time since 1975. east coast residents should expect at least one more day of sweltering heat before much needed relief. >> a cold front drops down from the north and with that, we will see cooler air move into place. an
Jul 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
Jul 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
. that's a reason to switch. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. >>> welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. it's sunday, july 31st. we'll take a look at your headlines in just a second. first, though, a quick update on your forecast. chuck bell is here with details for us. >> final day of july. first two months of july are going down way warmer than average. we'll have more 90-degree days than any other month in history. it will be the hottest month in history in washington. breaking the record we set only 12 months ago. sometimes records just don't stand for as long as i wish they could. outside right now, haedz sunshine over washington. 85 degrees downtown. still holding back in the mid-70s in manassas and prince william county. 87 in st. mary's city, solomon's island. 84, annapolis. 84, frederick, maryland. all those showers are way to our south. that's where most of them will stay. might get a sprinkle or two later this afternoon. but not so much around town.